Cycling roads included in Belgian law
Although Belgium can boast with only two bicycle roads so far, it placed itself ahead of Holland legally. This is because the bicycle road was given official status by Belgian Royal Decree last month.
The Royal Decree introduced two new traffic signs to mark the beginning and end of a bicycle road. The decree also prescribes traffic behaviour on these bicycle roads. “On bicycle roads cyclists are at liberty to use the full breadth of the road when intended for one-way traffic, and half the width on the right hand side when intended for two-way traffic. Motor vehicles are permitted access to bicycle roads but are, however, forbidden to overtake cyclists. The speed limit on bicycle roads may never exceed 30 km/hr”.